What Is Trauma?

Trauma is an emotional response to stressful or disturbing events that shatter a sense of security. Situations that create trauma include threats to safety or life, but may also be situations that involve feelings of isolation or high levels of anxiety. Individuals may feel cognitively, emotionally or physically overwhelmed. The definition of trauma is broad and encompasses both one-time incidents (accidents, death, loss) or chronic circumstances (child abuse, neglect, combat).

Articles About Trauma

Trauma, PTSD and Children

Share This Infographic To share this infographic, simply copy the code below and paste it into the HTML section of your website. All About Interventions All About Interventions Trauma is subjective, meaning what matters most is the individual’s internal beliefs and...

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Trauma & Addiction — What’s The Difference?

This article originally appeared on Huffington Post. Over the last couple years, more and more treatment centers have started saying they specialize in “Trauma Informed Therapies.” We marvel over this, as clearly indigenous to substance abuse, mental health and...

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[Infographic] Rethinking Triple Threat

In my article for the Huffington Post in 2015, I addressed something I called the Triple Threat. Here is an excerpt from that article Until the ‘80s, it used to be that clients coming in for treatment were typically corralled into two discrete camps: the mentally ill...

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Interview with Stigma of Addiction

Dr. Louise talks with Charles from Stigma of Addiction Hello and welcome to Author’s Promoter, today we have the privilege of introducing you to Dr. Louise Stanger and we will be talking about her book Falling Up a Memoir of Renewal. How are you today Dr. Louise...

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Grief and Loss

This article was originally posted on The little toy dog is covered with dust, But sturdy and stanch he stands; And the little toy solider is red with rust, And his musket moulds his hands.   Time was when the little toy dog was new, And the soldier was...

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